How to Freshen Up Your Kitchen
Kitchen upgrades can get expensive fast ranging from $18,000 for a small kitchen to over $50,000 for a large luxury kitchen. That is a lot of money to spend all at once. There are a lot of kitchen upgrades that you can do on a budget by doing them yourself.
- Display Fresh Flowers
- Add Beadboard
- Upgrade the Lighting
- Change the Countertops
- Install a Backsplash
- Paint Your Cabinets
Fresh flowers can be used to freshen up any room in your house, and they will usually last about a week. It’s an easy and simple way to make your kitchen look new and clean. You can either cut them from your garden or find them at a grocery store.
This simple upgrade can be done yourself and make a huge difference in your kitchen. Beadboard can be added to an island, peninsula, or anywhere that is a plain wall with no cabinets. There are kits you can buy that come with top and bottom molding.
Upgraded lighting instantly makes a kitchen look new. Instead of fluorescent tubes, replace it with hanging pendant lights or recessed lights. A pendant light over the sink will add color to the kitchen while also providing beneficial light.
Replacing your current countertops with something new doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. There are a lot of upscale laminate countertops that mimic the look of marble. Or you can go with a cottage look and put in butcher block. Butcher block can add warmth if your kitchen is all white or gray.
If your backsplash is outdated, then your entire kitchen will likely look outdated. There are easy to install backsplashes such as subway tile or beadboard. Arabesque shape mosaic tile is also very popular right now and comes in a variety of patterns and colors.
If you have old oak kitchen cabinets a few coats of paint can make all the difference. While painting your cabinets is a more costly expense, it is worth it. Be sure to avoid the common cabinet painting mistakes, and if you do not feel as if you are able to take on the job then hire a professional. It will cost a lot less than replacing or refacing your kitchen cabinets, and they will look brand new.
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